Thu.Sep 14, 2017

The Top Reasons We Fail to Achieve Our Creative Goals (And How to Stop It Happening to You)

Idea to Value

There are few things more detrimental to a person’s self-confidence and motivation than failure to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Yet this is something that happens to countless people every day.

Innovation or Incremental Improvement?

IdeaScale

Short-term or long-term, what goal is your team working to achieve? Innovation or incremental improvement? It’s a question that faces any business looking toward the future. Do they go in a radical, and potentially risky, new direction?

Innovation in Corporate Financial Services

Innovation Excellence

Societal and technological trends are developing at an exponential pace. We see it, sense it, and read about it every day.

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

Steve Blank

A shorter version of this post first appeared on the HBR blog. — I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.”

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

The Coming of the Age of Tolerance

InnovationManagement

How did we arrive here, so suddenly? When for the first time was the original idea of the ‘age of curiosity, scarcity and abundance” published? It was right here in a syndicated column in 2005 and it was a very scarce notion. Today Age of Abundance is a useless notion; the term is widely used […]. Innovation Psychology

A Dummies Guide for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon, both innovation teachers and consultants, share all the secrets of Innovation Management in their encyclopedic and brilliant book, A Dummies Guide for Innovation. All aspects of innovation are described in a simple and thrilling way, from innovation history, to innovation process, open innovation, user centric innovation, and a practical step-by-step approach to complete innovation from unfolding the idea down to implementation.

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How Concentrated Are Innovation Networks?

Wellspring

The 2017 R&D Trends Forecast by the Industrial Research Institute estimates that global R&D investment will increase by 3.4% in 2017 to $2.066 trillion with academic institutions and federal labs making up a significant portion of that total.

5 Motivations for Innovation

100open

How do you best incentivise participation in innovation? Or conversely how do you avoid accidentally demotivating people through your innovation initiatives? We’ve heard quite a few organisations ask us a version of these questions, and especially the second question over the years. Needless to say I would guess that innovation programmes can be inadvertently demotivating if the balance between competition verses collaboration wasn’t quite right.

Sweating the Small Stuff

Hype

The Tour de France is a gruelling race, clawing your way up mountains, pounding along mile after mile of roads – and all with the whirr of gears and the click of your competitor’s pedals in your ears. Winning the precious yellow jersey, each day is a real feat – and managing to hold on to that lead through time trials, hill climbs and general jostling with the others in the peloton before the final triumphant roll into Pairs is something else.

Interview with WW2 Veteran James Corrigan

Destination Innovation

James Corrigan (born 1924) joined the Durham Light Infantry at the age of 17. He took part in the Sicily landing and the D-Day landing. He was mentioned in dispatches and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre. Here he recounts some of his memories to Paul Sloane.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.